Apple yesterday during its iOS 14 announcement debuted App Clips, which it says are a small part of an app experience, accessible via App Clip codes.
“App Clips are easy to discover and use right in the moments you need them. Like renting a bike, paying for parking, ordering food, and so much more,” explains Apple.
In real-world settings, an iPhone user can access an App Clip by using their camera to scan a QR code or tapping their device to an NFC tag. This will then launch the respective App Clip for the app you need.
Examples are when you need to rent a scooter, buy a coffee or pay for parking. You just scan an App Clip code or tap with NFC and boom, you then can pay using Apple Pay without needing to download the full app.
App Clip codes can also be shared in Messages to your contacts or from Safari.